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Salary at 145000 - Please advice

Postby rajivv » Mon, 14 May 2012 5:49 pm

Hi

This is the starting pay I will have to take care of all expenses.
Initially will be travelling alone later bringing wife and daughter (9)

Will this be good for condo, school etc...
Please suggest

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Postby nutnut » Mon, 14 May 2012 8:31 pm

Come on mate! Have you read the forum at all? How long is a piece of string?

Where do you want to live? Do you need a car? What kind of school do you want your kid to go to (local or international), what kind of lifestyle do you expect?

I am getting tired of people who ask sweeping questions and provide very little information to work from, I am tempted just to tell you to rent a 3 bed condo in the Marc and send your daughter to Tanglin and accept thing less, but 145K would be a little short for that unless you lived of a bowl of rice a day and kept the lights turned off!

Congrats on the offer, I hope you are more intelligent in work than on this forum.
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my mistake

Postby rajivv » Mon, 14 May 2012 8:40 pm

So sorry my mistake should have followed the guidlines sorry abt that.

Would like
- 3 bed condo
- interrnational or local
- don't need a car
- lifestyle like to go out and eat out ..

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 14 May 2012 9:00 pm

nutnut wrote:Come on mate! Have you read the forum at all? How long is a piece of string?

Where do you want to live? Do you need a car? What kind of school do you want your kid to go to (local or international), what kind of lifestyle do you expect?

I am getting tired of people who ask sweeping questions and provide very little information to work from, I am tempted just to tell you to rent a 3 bed condo in the Marc and send your daughter to Tanglin and accept thing less, but 145K would be a little short for that unless you lived of a bowl of rice a day and kept the lights turned off!

Congrats on the offer, I hope you are more intelligent in work than on this forum.


Is it that time of the month?

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Postby popeyefan » Mon, 14 May 2012 10:06 pm

There seems to be no correlation between $ & ___________ . I leave it blank :D

Is it SGD by the way?

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Postby rajivv » Mon, 14 May 2012 10:32 pm

Sgd

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 May 2012 11:55 pm

Definitely has a masters. :roll:

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 15 May 2012 12:10 am

So that SGD145k is actually annual or just the first month alone?

Sorry, but your question is way too general. And we know nothing about you in person so it is very hard for us to advice on things as subjective as this. Nutnut is just coming from a short end.

How about you work out on finer details first and then come back to us if you have specific questions?

First, work out on where exactly are you working/staying? Wife working or not? Daughter's education requirement (100% Indian curriculum or international or local)? Etc etc etc...

The search function up there will reveal many specific discussion towards your questions. Good luck.

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Postby rajivv » Tue, 15 May 2012 12:32 am

Thanks will take the advice.
It was yearly so guess wilk ask family to join me after a few months only

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Postby scarbowl » Tue, 15 May 2012 5:55 pm

Housing at least $3.5K per month plus utilities, cable, internet, etc
International schools are $25,000/yr
Forget having a car - minimum $60,000 plus annual fees
Taxes at 10%+ or $$15k based on your salary
Food at $500/month

That comes to $90,000.

You can get by. But you won't live all that well in what is an expensive city.

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Postby rajivv » Tue, 15 May 2012 7:51 pm

Hi

Thanks wife is a yoga teacher certified 10 years in the field she plans to work after 3-6 months of reching here that should help right ?

Rajiv

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 May 2012 8:40 pm

IF she can get a job. Do NOT factor that into your decisions as that is an unknown variable that may or may not happen, regardless of what one might think is right or that feeling of "entitlement" that so many expats from certain ethnic groups seem to have. In Singapore it has a way of kicking you in the teeth when you aren't looking. Make all your decisions based on your income alone and you will be fine.

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Postby rajivv » Tue, 15 May 2012 8:42 pm

Thanks a lot that helped a lot will think of this

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:44 am

nutnut wrote:Come on mate! Have you read the forum at all? How long is a piece of string?

Where do you want to live? Do you need a car? What kind of school do you want your kid to go to (local or international), what kind of lifestyle do you expect?


you forgot if OP drinks Laphroaig or 24 year Macallan .. ;)

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:52 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:IF she can get a job. Do NOT factor that into your decisions as that is an unknown variable that may or may not happen, regardless of what one might think is right or that feeling of "entitlement" that so many expats from certain ethnic groups seem to have. In Singapore it has a way of kicking you in the teeth after kicking you in the nuts even if you are looking. Make all your decisions based on your income alone and you will be fine.


FTFY


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